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BENEATH THE MASSACRE recaps European tour, plots another

Beneath the Massacre (2008) Road warriors BENEATH THE MASSACRE, whose recently released technical death opus Dystopia debuted at #22 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, kicks off another North American tour this week. The "Montreal Assault" tour, which will see the band play alongside Despised Icon, Carnifex, The Plasmarifle and labelmates Neuraxis, continues through March 1, after which BTM will headline two weeks of shows in Eastern Canada.

"We're all very excited to participate in the 'Montreal Assault' tour, and more importantly, Despised Icon's first headlining tour in the U.S.," says vocalist Elliot Desgagnes. "They've been good friends of ours for years and always supportive of our band, and we feel privileged to go on that tour as direct support."

After "Montreal Assault," BTM who kicked off their new record cycle with a Canadian tour alongside Necrophagist (Summer Slaughter Canada) and an American trek with Suicide Silence will then return to Europe for the just-announced "Thrash and Burn" tour, co-headlined by Bleeding Through and Darkest Hour. BTM just returned from a month-long European tour alongside Cryptopsy, and the band looks forward to heading overseas once again.

"Being our biggest influence when we first started to play death metal years ago, it was amazing to share the stage and bus with the crazy guys in Cryptopsy," Desgagnes says. "Although we both come from Montreal, it was the first time we were getting to hang out with them and it was great. We also got to play with none other than Entombed! All and all, it was a great tour and were proud to have been on it.

"The two first times we went to Europe," he continues, "we were on straight-up death metal bills with bands like Misery Index and Cryptopsy. We feel that we'll be playing in front of a different crowd this time around, so we're stoked and a little anxious at the same time but I believe BTM fans will be at the shows in big numbers, and we'll be able to turn the crowd into our own."


1/29 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH*
1/30 Hayloft - Mt. Clemens, MI*
1/31 House Cafe - Dekalb, IL*
2/1 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA*
2/3 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO*
2/5 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA*
2/6 Satyricon - Portland, OR*
2/7 Vet's Hall - Santa Cruz, CA*
2/8 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA*
2/9 Whisky - Hollywood, CA*
2/10 The Rock - Tucson, AZ*
2/11 Compound - Albuquerque, NM*
2/13 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX*
2/14 Java Jazz - Houston, TX*
2/15 Plano Center - Plano, TX*
2/17 Orpheum - Tampa, FL*
2/18 Fuel - Jacksonville, FL*
2/19 Club Hollywood - Augusta, GA*
2/20 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC*
2/21 Brewery - Raleigh, NC*
2/22 KC's - Fredricksburg, VA*
2/23 Sonar - Baltimore, MD*
2/24 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA*
2/25 Blender Theater - New York, NY*
2/26 Palladium - Worcester, MA*
2/27 Xtreme Wheelz - Buffalo, NY*
2/28 Reverb - Toronto, ON*
3/1 Club Soda - Montreal, QC*
3/2 Maverick's - Ottawa, ON
3/3 Le Tremplin - Sherbrooke, QC
3/4 Dagobert - Quebec City, QC
3/5 Cafe Rock Le Stage - Trois-Riviers, QC
3/6 La Ruche - Granby, QC
3/7 Petit Theatre - Rouyn Noranda, QC
3/8 TBA - Sudbury, ON
3/12 Chubby Pickle - Windsor, ON
4/19 Schlachtof - Wiesbaden, Germany**
4/20 LKA - Stuttgart, Germany**
4/21 Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany**
4/22 Postbahnhof - Berlin, Germany**
4/23 Melkweg - Amsterdam, Holland**
4/24 Sputnikhalle - Munster, Germany**
4/25 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany**
4/26 Mega Club - Katowice, Poland**
4/27 Abaton - Prague, Czech Rep.**
4/28 Durer Kert - Budapest, Hungary**
4/29 Arena - Vienna, Austria**
4/30 Rockhouse - Salzburg, Austria**
5/1 Musicdrome - Milan, Italy**
5/2 Rock Planet - Pinarella de Cervia, Italy**
5/3 Backstage Werk - Munich, Germany**
5/4 Kiff - Aarau, Switzerland*
5/6 Sala Razzmtazz - Barcelona, Spain**
5/7 Sala Caracol - Madrid, Spain**
5/8 Plateruena Kafe Antzoky - Durango, Spain**
5/9 Trabendo - Paris, France**
5/10 Waterfront - Norwich, UK**
5/11 Electric Ballroom - London, UK**
5/12 Corporation - Sheffield, UK**
5/13 Westland - Yeovil, UK**
5/14 Rios - Leeds, UK**
5/15 Academy - Birmingham, UK**
5/16 Essigfabrik - Cologne, Germany**
* w/ Despised Icon, Carnifex, Neuraxis, The Plasmarifle
** Thrash and Burn Europe w/ Bleeding Through, Darkest Hour, etc.

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Tags:  BENEATH THE MASSACREMontreal AssaultElliot Desgagnes  

    January 26, 2009

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